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U.S. News & World Report Gives Zuckerman Spaeder Top White Collar Ranking for All Four Offices; 11 National Rankings

November 2, 2016

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is ranked nationally in 11 practice areas in the seventh annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” report, with three practice areas receiving the publication’s highest national designation—“Tier 1.” The firm has received top national or metropolitan ranking in the White Collar and Commercial Litigation areas every year since the rankings began in 2010. The firm is also distinguished by having all of its offices—Washington, DC, New York, Baltimore, and Tampa—receive Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area. In addition, three of the four offices receive Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation.

For the 2016 report, the firm’s four offices collectively received 16 Metropolitan Tier 1 designations in 10 practice areas. National ranking was awarded to the firm across 10 practice areas: Appellate, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, FDA Law, Insurance, Litigation–Bankruptcy, Litigation–ERISA, Litigation–Real Estate, Litigation–Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation–Securities, and Native American Law.

Overall, U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms awards Zuckerman Spaeder with 41 rankings in 22 practice categories:

National Rankings

  • Appellate Practice: Tier 1
  • Commercial Litigation: Tier 1
  • Litigation-Real Estate: Tier 1
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Bankruptcy: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy): Tier 2
  • Litigation–Securities: Tier 2
  • FDA Law: Tier 3
  • Litigation–ERISA: Tier 3
  • Native American Law: Tier 3

Washington DC

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Tier 1
  • Commercial Litigation: Tier 1
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar: Tier 1
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law: Tier 1
  • FDA Law: Tier 1
  • Litigation–Bankruptcy: Tier 1
  • Litigation–Real Estate: Tier 1
  • Litigation–Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy): Tier 2
  • Litigation–Securities: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Trusts & Estates: Tier 3
  • Native American Law: Tier 3
  • Professional Malpractice Law–Defendants: Tier 3

New York

  • Appellate Practice: Tier 1
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar: Tier 1
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law: Tier 2

Baltimore

  • Appellate Practice: Tier 1
  • Commercial Litigation: Tier 1
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar: Tier 1
  • Litigation–ERISA: Tier 1
  • Mediation: Tier 1
  • Arbitration: Tier 2
  • Health Care Law: Tier 2
  • Legal Malpractice Law–Defendants: Tier 2
  • Litigation-Construction: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Real Estate: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Securities: Tier 2
  • Litigation–Labor & Employment: Tier 3

Tampa

  • Commercial Litigation: Tier 1
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar: Tier 1

Compiled in partnership with Best Lawyers, the U.S News & World Report rankings were determined through a peer-review selection process, client evaluations, and other objective data. More information on the selection process is available here.

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